Haikyu!! Stage Play’s Final Day Live-Streaming Canceled due to COVID-19 Infection of Two Staff Members
The official website for "Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!! Itadaki no Keshiki (A View From the Top) 2, the 11th show of the stage play adaptation series inspired by Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sports manga Haikyu!!, has announced that its final day performance's live-streaming on May 9 is canceled because two staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final show of the five-year-old very successful stage play series kicked off at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL in Tokyo on March 20, 2021, and has been performed safely in Miyagi, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka until April 24. As a farewell to the fans, it was scheduled to hold its "Tokyo Triumphal Performance" at the same Tokyo venue 17 times from April 29 to May 9.
However, due to the third declaration of a state of emergency by the Japanese government, all of the performances have been canceled. Instead, the production committee had planned to live-stream the final day performance without an audience on May 9.
After the PCR test was conducted on all the staff members involved in the performance prior to the live-streaming, two people were confirmed to have tested positive. They are currently asymptomatic. As a result, the production committee has decided to cancel the live-streaming of the final performance. Refunds will be issued for all tickets that have already been purchased.
— 演劇「ハイキュー!!｣ (@engeki_haikyu) May 7, 2021
- Tokyo: March 20 – 21, 2021 / TOKYO DOME CITY HALL
- Miyagi: April 3 – 4, 2021 / Tagajo City Cultural Center
- Osaka: April 9 – 11, 2021 / Umeda Art Theater: Theater Drama City
- Hyogo: April 17 – 18, 2021 / Amashin Archaic Hall
- Fukuoka: April 23 – 24, 2021 / Kitakyushu Solei Hall
- Tokyo: April 29 – May 9, 2021 / TOKYO DOME CITY HALL
© Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha, Hyper Projection Engeki "Haikyu!!" Production Committee